Industry

Louisiana Department of Transportation Cast Stone Signage

Louisiana Cast Stone Signage – Some time ago we posted a couple of signs we did for the Louisiana Department of Transportation (see here) These and other designs were approved and are now in production, and we’ve been photographing them in the lot, drying a bit and waiting for shipment.     Below is the […]

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Turtle Creek Restoration Article

Georgian Home Restoration –  Some time ago the Dallas Morning News ran an article on a classic historical home in one of the better residential neighborhoods of Dallas.  This three-level Georgian style home was designed by a prominent architect of the day, Anton Korn, and was built in 1922. The cast stone was replaced with […]

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Customer Plan Placement Example

Cast Stone Estimating The first step in producing cast stone for a project is taking the plans and turning them into an estimate or bid. The best bids will specify as line-items the stone based on the architect’s or builder’s drawings. A good estimator will take customer plans and break them down into logical masonry units. Similar types of units […]

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Rick Bennett - Stone Mason

We use computers to create intricate units made of dozens of parts that all fit together to make huge architectural features. But our products are just a pile of rocks sitting on the ground without a qualified and experienced stone mason. One of our favorite masons, a guy who’s installed 17 projects of our stone, […]

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Our Industry Awards

Our Industry Awards, and recognition from the cast stone industry. Recently we were recognized for our company’s standard of excellence in our manufacturing processes. Stone Legends has won Corporate Livewire’s Innovation & Excellence Awards 2017. Corporate Livewire is a business information reporting firm, gathering data on corporate transactions, international markets, business strategy and changes in […]

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Right Elevation - Luxe Homes Design/Build

Olde World Homes/LUXE Homes Design+Build From: Bryan Leith Subject: Our visit to Stone Legends in Dallas. Team, As most of you know David Gibbons, Nick, and myself made a trip to Dallas to go visit Stone Legends to check out their operation, product, and meet with the owner Richard Carey and staff. We were also […]

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Can You See The Signs

We produced stone for the Life Sciences Building on the University of North Texas Denton campus. We built the main entry for the building, including the curved sign above the door, and a sculpted sign for the plaza at the corner. The entry has several parts to it, The curved banding that caps the brick […]

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Architectural Banding in Cast Stone - Pg 2 - Midline Banding

Midline banding is generally, any band that isn’t at the bottom or the top. The styles and profiles usable for midline are nearly infinite, the options are less constrained that Cornice or Watertable. The band will usually run aligned with the top of a window surround or entry, or the visual position of a second […]

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Architectural Banding in Cast Stone - Pg 3 - Watertable

Many banding applications are wide, sometimes more than a foot across. Using multiple profiles makes the individual pieces lighter and easier to install. Several profiles are often stacked together as a single course, (a set of profiles installed together as a single band) Two identical profiles are often used that way, one reversed. The watertable […]

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